birds and words #5

'Tis been too long since I've done a Loose Feather's Poetry Corner for you.
As you can see, the house is finished, hooray! I have almost decided to finish this for my mother for Christmas. I think she will love it.

my progress on Awake the Dawning Day by Blackbird Designs

And now for a selection from On Wings of Song.

"Jenny Wren" by Walter de la Mare

Of all the birds that rove and sing,
Near dwellings made for men,
None is so nimble, feat, and trim,
As Jenny Wren.

With pin-point bill, and tail a-cock,
So wildly shrill she cries,
The echoes on his roof-tree knock
And fill the skies.

Never was sweeter seraph hid
Within so small a house--
A tiny, inch-long, eager, ardent,
Feathered mouse.

Lots of Pictures to Share!

This is my small start on La D Da's "Peaceful Ways." The fabric is so pretty and fine, but I've forgotten what it is. I think it is a 36 count by R&R and I am using GAST threads Cinnamon, Walnut, Tarnished Gold, and Dried Thyme.

Two loveable Santas for the PS Wreath SAL.

Michele B. (Striped Rose) sent me her pretty squares for the Fair Square exchange Round 2. I am envisioning a pretty pinkeep! Thanks, Michele I do love them.

Sweet stitched piece received from Shelleen for the USEBB For the Birds Exchange. She had laced it to some matboard and framed it ... I hope she won't mind, as I'm on a bit of a pinkeep kick lately and I plan to re-finish as a pinkeep with some of the pretty fabric she sent along. Thanks Shelleen for the lovely stitching and extra goodies you sent.

These are my squares to Michele. I know she likes Little House Needleworks so I stitched motifs from "Morning Berries" using Crescent Colors threads on 32 ct. Natural Light. I do hope you like these, Michele.

We had a lovely trip to Yale; if my pictures turned out, I will share those next. Mike and I slept in this morning and made a yummy sausage and egg scramble with fresh french press coffee. I hope to work on some finishing and other home projects and then we have a birthday party to attend this evening. Happy Saturday!

Just a note to say . . .

. . . that I am alive and well. :) With my new job (you can read about it here) my stitching has tapered off to a few tiny projects and one bigger secret project - my first experience as a model stitcher! I will share more about that as soon as the designer gives me the ok to do so.

I should also be able to share my squares --both sent and received--for the Fair Square exchange in the next few days, as Michele and I both sent to each other over the weekend.

I'm so sorry for neglecting to post or comment much lately! Hopefully the dust will settle a bit soon. Love to all and happy stitching to you. :)